Sony Buckles Under Pressure


Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg from Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced and released the trailer for their new movie called The Interview. It’s about two guys who host interviews with celebrities that get invited to North Korea to interview Kim Jong-un, and are asked by the CIA to murder him. The problem with this movie is that Sony is being threatened not to show it to the world by several hackers.

Sony pending release of The Interview, has drawn death threats from hackers because they did not want them to release the controversial film. The U.S. government found out yesterday that the hackers were in North Korea. These hackers are part of a group called the Guardians of Peace. All of December 25, 2014 was the planned date for the New York Premiere of “The Interview” but Sony cancelled it on December 17, 2014 because all of Sony’s large exhibitors have decided not to let the film air in their theatres for the safety of their employees and theater-goers.

The budget of the movie was around $40 million and they had projected to make $30 million over the first weekend. Their decision to remove was said to be a wrong decision by many people including a former senior national security official in the George W. Bush administration who said, “[w]hen you are confronted with a bully the idea is not to cave but to punch him in the nose…” Since they have found who the hackers were and where they are in the world, they intend to capture them and continue investigations based on information they get.

These hackers have been located and it won’t be long until they’re found. For now, the U.S. government investigating to find the information they need to capture the culprits for these horrible death threats.

Omar H.


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